Make-up artist makes it to the top

2019-07-10 06:02
PHOTO: suppliedMake-up artistMuzi Zuma.

PHOTO: suppliedMake-up artistMuzi Zuma.

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PIETERMARITZBURG make-up artist Muzi Zuma is flying the city’s name high after he was listed as one of the Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South African leaders.

Zuma (27), from Sobantu, was recognised in the category of civil society in the announcement that was made last Thursday.

Speaking to Echo, he said he is still shocked but excited about the recognition.

“This is something huge for me and I am very grateful and honoured. This shows that no matter where you come from, you can make a different in the country.

“I never thought that my name would feature on this list after I was nominated. The nomination alone was big enough but this, I will forever be grateful for.

“This is for my parents who supported me and made sure that I got an education. This takes hard work, dedication, passion and believing in yourself and what you do,” he said.

Zuma has also made it to the final six of the Miss Gay South Africa 2019 competition.

“He said he feels honoured to be part of the Miss Gay SA pageant as it will give him a platform to bring positive change to the community of gays and lesbians.

Through the pageant, Zuma has partnered with the Pietermaritzburg Gay and Lesbian Network and Access Chapter 2 to tackle issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual (LGBTIQA) community.

“For me, being in this competition is not about winning but it is about teaching the people and passing on the message to the society in which we live. We face a lot of abuse in the community that we come from because of our sexuality.

“I want to use this platform to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.

“There is a lot that needs to be learnt about LGBTIQA in our black community, especially acceptance.

“I value our culture and respect it.

“I also believe in God but there is nothing I can do about my sexuality, I can not change it.”

Zuma also features in a show called BEAT, which is aired on Moja Love (channel 157) on DStv every Wednesday at 12 pm and 5 pm, where they help women who have been through a lot, with a make over.

He has been part of the show since February last year and they have done two seasons and are going into their third season.


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